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Reluctant Hero: Cameron Kasky Visits SLU

Reluctant Hero: Cameron Kasky Visits SLU

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2018

High school student Cameron Kasky is no stranger to the limelight. The Parkland, Florida firebrand gained national attention in February 2018 after he said enough was enough following the deadliest high school shooting in the U.S., surpassing the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Proliferated...

Veteran Speaks the Unspoken: PTSD

Veteran Speaks the Unspoken: PTSD

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Satterly was a key speaker in the celebration of the Mental Health Summit Initiative on campus. The event consisted of Satterly speaking on his experiences in the military and the struggles he faced regarding his mental health after adjusting to life back home. Satterly is a decorated veteran who...

BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

A regal American flag hung from a fire truck to signal that the former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, was at the Machinists’ District 9 office to campaign for Sen. Claire McCaskill. People driving by on St. Charles Rock Road could tell that the Get Out the vote rally, in support of...

“My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me”

“My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me”

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 1, 2018

“I will put away the microphone and I want you to look at me,” she said, as she walked in front of the audience. A silence fell as everyone looked at the woman on the stage. “You probably would not think that I am German. Or that I am the granddaughter of a Nazi.” On Oct. 25, New York Times...

Coming Soon to the CGC: Election Watch Party

Coming Soon to the CGC: Election Watch Party

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018

Veteran Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill is fighting to retain her political standing in the Nov. 6 midterm election. The traditionally red state, which encountered a Republican sweep at every level of government during the 2016 election, contains two statewide Democratic officials – McCaskill is  on...

Proudly Kicking Down Closet Doors

Proudly Kicking Down Closet Doors

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2018

Pride is a monosyllabic word, but its meaning is far from one dimensional. One can feel complete gratification through pride. Pride can also be manifested as a sense of fulfillment after completing a difficult task. However, on Oct. 11, pride specifically encompassed self-confidence and identity as Saint Louis Uni...

Finding Community in Painting

Finding Community in Painting

Rebecca Livigni, Design Editor

October 18, 2018

As I walk into my former biology classroom, colorful Indian music paints the air. Students fill seats surrounded by plates full of pigmented splotches of red, blue and yellow. President of Hindu Students Community, Neej Patel, sits upfront speaking over a doc cam instructing students on their current proje...

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

Luke Vest and Graham Vogt, Contributors

October 9, 2018

The pre-show music that played on the speakers was reminiscent of distinct regions of the world. One song transported the listener to the jungle, as African drums played exotic beats and panflutes whistled in the air. The next tune experimented in the mystical phrygian mode, evoking desert wind on th...

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Over the past few years and the past few elections, voting has been pushed as a right and responsibility, and there has been more encouragement for younger generations to vote. Universities emphasize the importance of voting among their students by handing out voter registration forms and setting up...

Piecing Together A Common Core

Piecing Together A Common Core

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018

Saint Louis University is the second oldest Jesuit university in the U.S. to Georgetown University, but despite its status, it remains without a common undergraduate core across all colleges and schools. In April of 2018, SLU sought to change this. The University Undergraduate Core Committee, spearheaded...

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Jakob Benedetti

October 6, 2018

The city of St. Louis is currently considering whether to contract daily operations of Lambert Airport to a private company, essentially privatizing the operations and management of Missouri’s largest airport. Lambert was the first municipally-owned airport in the country when St. Louis bought it in 192...

Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

    A crowd of almost 5,000 St. Louis soccer fans filled the seats at Robert R. Hermann Stadium for a Friday night game on Sept. 21. The special occasion was the famed Bronze Boot match between rivals Saint Louis University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The two teams battled it out un...

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